Minimalist Memorials: Minimalism on cemetery memorials did not begin with memorial parks after World War II. Grave markers are expensive and, therefore, often small. Sometimes, there is room for only a name and years of birth and death. The lone mark of status on this headstone is the use of embossed letters rather than engraved ones. Embossing like this is rare, if not completely gone, from memorialization as it exists today. Mt. Calvary Cemetery.